IFRC


2014

5 August 2014

Remembering Hiroshima: Nuclear disarmament is a humanitarian imperative

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement’s involvement in the nuclear debate dates back to the moment the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima.
IFRC calls for absolute protection of Red Crescent volunteers, staff, facilities and property in Gaza
5 August 2014

IFRC calls for absolute protection of Red Crescent volunteers, staff, facilities and property in Gaza

The IFRC and ICRC remind all parties of their obligation to respect and protect medical personnel, ambulances and facilities, as provided for under international humanitarian law.
Get tested, get treated: How communities and volunteers can play a key role in the fight against HIV
17 July 2014

Get tested, get treated: How communities and volunteers can play a key role in the fight against HIV

Millions of men and women around the world volunteer their time to help people living with HIV in their communities.
Migration, the time for words is over
20 June 2014

Migration, the time for words is over

Since the beginning of this year more than 40,000 migrants have arrived in Italy and thousands more having reached other countries in southern Europe.
Tackling the scourge of dengue
16 June 2014

Tackling the scourge of dengue

This weekend, government representatives and health partners across ASEAN meet in the Philippines to discuss approaches towards combatting the growing threat of dengue in Southeast Asia.
Protect our volunteers in Syria
6 June 2014

Protect our volunteers in Syria

In Syria this week, Nawal Al Youssef was killed while volunteering in a centre for children with special needs. Like so many others in Syria, she did this activity protected by nothing more than an emblem.
21 January 2014

We must take the chance to end the humanitarian crisis in Syria

As the world turns its attention to Montreux, Switzerland for the Geneva II talks this Wednesday, our concern, first and foremost, is for the Syrian people and the desperate humanitarian crisis they are facing.

Statement on migration by Francesco Rocca, Vice President, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

21 million are victims of people trafficking and modern slavery, but the issue affects us all.

Remaining relevant amidst crisis

By Elhadj As Sy, Secretary General, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) This week, more than 250 representatives of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have gathered in Beijing for our 9 th Asia Pacific Regional Conference to discuss new and innovative approaches towards meeting today’s humanitarian challenges. Every da...

18 October: EU Anti-trafficking day

Red Cross National Societies of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro, Poland and Serbia are calling on stakeholders for action.

Statement: Brazilian Red Cross

Geneva - 15 October 2014 . Over the last few days several articles in the media have been relaying information that the Brazilian Red Cross is allegedly at risk of being suspended as a member of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).  The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement has neither considered nor discussed a potential suspension or expulsion of...

Syria: SARC first responders need to be respected

Damascus/Geneva (SARC-IFRC-ICRC) - On World First Aid Day [13 September 2014], the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement calls for the greater protection for Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) first aid volunteers. “In Syria, first aid volunteers risk their lives daily to bring life-saving services to the population,” said Dr. Abdul Rahman Attar, President of the SARC. “Parties to the...

IFRC Secretary General Elhadj As Sy reiterates his call for bold, urgent action to halt the Ebola epidemic. Time is of the essence

Two weeks after my visit to Guinea and Sierra Leone, the situation continues to get worse, and there is no end in sight. To make an impact on this crisis, we need an urgent, sustained response from all sectors – governments, the international community, aid organizations, media and corporate partners. We need this response now. Our National Red Cross Societies and volunteers have been on the...

What can we do to tackle disaster risks in Small Island Developing States?

By IFRC President, Tadateru Konoe As the Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) Conference gets underway in Samoa this week, it is important to reflect on the unique development challenges that some of these small island nations around the world contend with. Many support small populations that face multiple threats; one of the foremost being climate change which has lead to changing weather...

A black day as Central African Red Cross loses another volunteer to gunmen

Under often life-threatening circumstances, volunteers from the Central African Red Cross Society, continue to undertake humanitarian operations, bringing life-saving support to those affected by violence in the country. On 20 August, Bienvenu Bertrand Bandios, a volunteer driver and first aider, was killed by gunfire while assisting casualties during an operation in the capital city, Bangui....

Remembering Hiroshima: Nuclear disarmament is a humanitarian imperative

Remembering Hiroshima: Nuclear disarmament is a humanitarian imperative

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement’s involvement in the nuclear debate dates back to the moment the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima.

IFRC calls for absolute protection of Red Crescent volunteers, staff, facilities and property in Gaza

IFRC calls for absolute protection of Red Crescent volunteers, staff, facilities and property in Gaza

The IFRC and ICRC remind all parties of their obligation to respect and protect medical personnel, ambulances and facilities, as provided for under international humanitarian law.

Get tested, get treated: How communities and volunteers can play a key role in the fight against HIV

Get tested, get treated: How communities and volunteers can play a key role in the fight against HIV

Millions of men and women around the world volunteer their time to help people living with HIV in their communities.

Migration, the time for words is over

Migration, the time for words is over

Since the beginning of this year more than 40,000 migrants have arrived in Italy and thousands more having reached other countries in southern Europe.

Tackling the scourge of dengue

Tackling the scourge of dengue

This weekend, government representatives and health partners across ASEAN meet in the Philippines to discuss approaches towards combatting the growing threat of dengue in Southeast Asia.

Protect our volunteers in Syria

Protect our volunteers in Syria

In Syria this week, Nawal Al Youssef was killed while volunteering in a centre for children with special needs. Like so many others in Syria, she did this activity protected by nothing more than an emblem.

New partnership to respond to HIV and health in fragile states

New partnership to respond to HIV and health in fragile states

More than a half of people living with HIV live in fragile states. These countries account for half of all under-five deaths and one-third of maternal deaths.

World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day: Syrian Arab Red Crescent Volunteers on the Frontlines

Amid the deteriorating humanitarian situation, Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) volunteers remain active on frontlines across Syria.

People living with HIV: renewing our commitment

People living with HIV: renewing our commitment

Dr. Tonya Nyagiro, head of AIDS, TB, Malaria Unit, IFRC Suzette Moses-Burton, Executive Director , Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) The Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) signed a renewed partnership last week dedicated to strengthening the engagement of people living with HIV in the...

Non-communicable diseases: Will they become a priority for community action?

Jagan Chapagain, Director - Asia Pacific, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Eduardo Pisani, Director General of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA) Few would dispute that the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have set countries on the road towards measurable improvements in health and social welfare. In 2015 a n...

Can disaster preparedness keep pace with technological change?

Tadateru Konoé , President of the Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS) and of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies(IFRC) The area around the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan has been made strange by abandonment. On a recent visit, I walked down eerie, empty streets, passed homes from which families fled in terror of a nuclear meltdown and shops that...

The world needs to understand the scale of the crisis in the Central African Republic - before it is too late

The world needs to understand the scale of the crisis in the Central African Republic - before it is too late

Even as the media attention shifts from the situation in the Central African Republic, the violence grows worse.


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